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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-09-28 22:54
Subject: Dear Auntie
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Despite the title of your article Iran's flying boats go on display at sea, I don't believe Iran actually has a squadron of flying boats.

They do, however, appear to have one of small ekranoplans.
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User: martyn44
Date: 2010-09-29 08:34 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I recall a similar article about the Taleban's answer to Predator. It was a 1 metre, bright yellow foam model powered by an ex-cd motor of the type you can buy at a toy shop near you (and I write as an aeromodeller of long standing) Range? About 200 metres. Payload? Maybe 50 grams. Great for flying in the park and toffee bombing your kids, but a kamikaze threat? Perhaps not so much. But when did mere facts matter much to British journalists?
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